Hum’s the Word

A while back I purchased a bottle of hum after seeing it on a few blogs and was intrigued by it.  Not long after trying it I knew it was something that fit my cocktail style perfectly, and I even featured it on my From Crass to Craft Mixology Monday event.  For those of you…

Featured Libation #102: Orchard Sour

Spring is upon us now and that means we are one step closer to that elusive summer that seems like a distant, faded memory of old.  You know what I mean.  Sipping Caipirinhas and soaking in the summer sun by the pool.  How bout’ a Mai Tai while rolling a hard eight at Caesar’s?  Well, we’re not quite…

Tiki-Tock Goes the Cocktail Clock

Ah, Tiki drinks….For some we imagine ourselves on a sandy white beach on an island paradise that we can’t pronounce.  Toes in the sand, a cool breeze blowing and a refreshing exotic fruit beverage in our hand adorned with pineapples and cute little umbrellas…For others, it leaves a bad taste in their mouth (literally) from…

Thoughts on an ImPORTant Ingredient

O.K., it’s nothing new to see port as an ingredient in cocktails, though, you don’t see too many of them.   Look through some vintage cocktail books like those from “The Professor”, A.K.A., Jerry Thomas and you’ll see some listed there, as well as Harry Craddocks’ 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.  In the early days of the…